Version 3.0, applicable from 1 November 2006.

1. Preamble

This is the Acceptable Use Policy for Prussia.Net’s standard Internet hosting services.

Please read this document carefully as it outlines your rights and obligations as a user of the Service. It is a condition of your use of the Service that you comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

2. General Principles

2.1. Prussia.Net is not responsible for the content of user-originated traffic. We exercise no direct supervision or control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through our network. We do not assume any responsibility for information not sent or authorized by us. The responsibility for traffic that does not conform with this policy and all possible consequences lies with the sender of the traffic.

2.2. You are responsible for all use of your account. If you permit others to use the Service, you are responsible for making users of the Service aware of this policy and ensuring that your users comply with this policy.

2.3. You are responsible for complying with conditions of use of other networks. If we provide you with access to a network outside our Service, you must comply with any acceptable use conditions which apply to that network.

2.4. If Prussia.Net outsources any part of the Service to an external provider, you are also responsible for complying with any additional terms and conditions imposed by that provider.

3. Acceptable Uses

3.1. It is your responsibility to:

  • use the Service in a manner which does not violate any applicable law or regulation;
  • respect the conventions of Internet use, including conventions for using newsgroups (Usenet), mailing lists, forums, online communities and other networks or systems which you use;
  • respect the legal protection offered by copyright, trademarks, license rights and other intellectual property laws with respect to materials accessible by and published via the Service;
  • respect the privacy of others;
  • use the Service in a manner which does not interfere with or disrupt other network users or equipment;
  • refrain from acts which waste resources or prevent other users from receiving the full benefit of the service.

3.2. Your usage of the Service must be ethical and in accordance with accepted community standards.

4. Unacceptable Uses

4.1. You must comply with the law. It is not acceptable to use the Service for any purpose which violates local, State, Commonwealth or international law.

4.2. It is not acceptable to use the Service to, amongst other things:

  • violate copyright or other intellectual property rights;
  • illegally store, use or distribute software;
  • transmit threatening, obscene or offensive materials;
  • engage in “electronic stalking” or other forms of harrassment;
  • misrepresent or defame others;
  • commit fraud;
  • gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any computing, information or communications devices or resources, including but not limited to any machines accessible via the Internet;
  • damage, modify or destroy the files, data, passwords, devices or resources of the Provider, other users of the Service, or third parties;
  • engage in misleading or deceptive online marketing practices;
  • conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is prohibited by law;
  • make an unauthorized transmission of confidential information or material protected by trade secrets;
  • interfere with or disrupt other network users, services or equipment;
  • send unsolicited commercial messages (“spam”);
  • distribute messages to inappropriate or unrelated forums, newsgroups or mailing lists;
  • propagate computer worms, viruses and other types of malicious software;
  • make transmissions of any type or quantity which adversely affect the operation of the Service or its performance for other Clients;
  • harass or impersonate the Provider or any other person;

or attempt to do any of these things.

4.3. Resale of the Service to others is not permitted.

5. What we may do to enforce this Policy

5.1. We may monitor traffic and the use of the Service to determine whether this Policy is being followed. However, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard your privacy unless to do so would involve us in the concealment of a criminal offence of inhibit the enforcement of this Policy.

5.2. If we become concerned that your use of the Service may break the law, or that you have not complied with this Policy, we will attempt to contact you before taking action.

5.3. If we believe that your use of the Service may break the law or that you have not complied with this Policy, we may warn you by email, suspend your access to the Service, terminate your access to the Service without notice, and/or notify and provide relevant information to the authorities, as appears appropriate in the circumstances.

5.4. In the event of taking action under section 5.3 we reserve the right to delete any or all of your information, material, software or other content stored on our computer systems in our sole discretion.